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news continues next live from doha. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there, and welcome to the news hour from al jazeera's headquarters in doha i'm shiulie ghosh. coming up over the next 60 minutes. burundi's president casts his vote in a controversial election. opposition says he has no right to stand. video of monday's suicide bomb attack in turkey as funerals are held for many of the 32 killed. cooking the books a scandal
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at the japanese corporate giant toshiba forces its top executive to step down. and women's rights groups in india want a ban on instant divorces. ♪ one more hour before polls close in burundi in a controversial presidential election that has seen months of unrest in parts of the country. the incumbent, pierre nkurunziza seen here earlier at this polling both. the opposition say they won't recognize the results of the vote. one person was killed in overnight shooting in the
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capitol. haru mutasa has this report. >> reporter: after a night of gunfire and explosions, the dead are being counted on voting day. this man was an opposition member. no one here knows who killed him or why, but it's frightening them. >> we don't sleep all night. we don't sleep. we are here. we see or hear the guns again neighborhoods. we don't know. we have fear. >> reporter: people say he was killed somewhere else and then dumped here. it is causing a lot of anger here. people are really concerned there could be lines have after the election. the neighborhood has been tense ever since the president announced he was running for a third term. the president voted in his hometown, and says he is impressed by the large voter turnout in the countryside where he is popular. >> translator: today we have obtained a positive page in the
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history of our country. this marks a big achievement, and [ inaudible ] the consolidation of democracy in our country. this is a decisive opportunity to allow all burundians to elect the best candidate, someone they feel will encourage development of the country. >> reporter: but in the capitol things were different. lines at polling stations were shorter. some refused to vote. those who did say they want peace. >> translator: it's my right to vote. it's also good to vote to have a president who will govern this country. >> reporter: many boycotted the election. the international community including the african union say they won't recognize the election result. it's widely expected the president will win. his opponents say they won't stop trying to remove him from power. >> haru is live for us in bujumbura. give us your assessment of what
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the mood there is and whether the president is right when he says there has been a large turnout. >> reporter: we're told in the countryside the lines were longer than here in the capitol and other urban areas. the mood at the moment the sun is going down and it will be dark soon people are tense, they are concerned of what could happen. some of the lines were so small at polling stations in the capitol, and some have closed. some have finished counting the results already. but the results will be announced in a few day's time. people expect the results to come out fairly early, because it is expected that if the president wins he wants to make sure he is firmly in charge once the results are announced. >> there are seven challengers against the president. none of them are likely to come
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close, so there is this problem that the results, whenever they are announced will not have any credibility. >> reporter: exactly. so if he is sworn in as president, if he does win, who will recognize him? most people in the international community have said they won't recognize this result. the african union, i mean that hardly ever happens, they normally stand by each other, thu it seems the e.u. has said they won't recognize the poll. so then what? he says he doesn't care. as far as he is concerned, he has supporters and will stay in power. when people ask him about this threat of those who have tried to remove him by force, he says i'm not worried about that. i can look after myself and i can look after my country. we'll see how he manages to hang on to power if he does in the next few days.
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>> what are meme saying to you about -- those who are voting. why are they voting? what do they want to see come out of this election? >> it's complicated. burundi is a very complicated country with lots of layers. some are genuine supporters of the president, and they love him. some are saying listen i live in a small neighborhood. i don't vote. if people don't see the ink on my finger i could be victimized for not voting. but the average person who is struggling they want jobs they want to go back to work they want to move on with their lives. >> haru thank you. thousands of burundians have fled across the border to rwanda. catherine soi is there. >> reporter: we have not seen as many coming as we did in april,
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may, and june and we have talked to some aid workers who are hearing that there are many check points along the way that perhaps people are now being prevented from crossing into rwanda. some of those we talked to here say they escaped intimidation in burundi. the ruling party youth wing members that have been accused of killings and harassing people. there are a little more more than 30,000 refugees in this camp which was set up in april specifically for the refugees. there are about 34,000 in the city, and [ inaudible ] or so in the transit camp at the border. these people want to return home, but many say a polarizing election will not guarantee their safety should they go back. african union force commanders in somali are not responding to allegations of a
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mass shooting. people say 24 people were killed when troops opened fire without provocation. young men playing football were shot. other people were killed when the troops are said to have broken into nearby homes and dragged people out. al jazeera has been unable to get a response to those allegations. video has emerged of monday's bomb blast in southern turkey. the pictures appear to show a suicide attacker detonating a device in the mostly kurdish town. the turkish prime minister says a suspect is under investigation. funerals have been held for some of the victims. 32 were killed and nearly 100 injured in the explosion. let's go straight to mohammed jamjoom who is at the scene of the blast. i know you spent most of the day there today. how are people there coming to
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terms with what happened? >> reporter: yeah shiulie, most of the population we have observed, they are clearly traumatized. they are not just grief ridden. they are also very angry. they are angry because they feel that the turkish government hasn't done enough to protect the kurdish population here in this part of turkey along the border with syria, this very long porous border with siria, and many are worried this kind of attack will happen again. even though nobody has claimed responsibility for this crime, here it is widely assumed, especially by turkish government officials as well as many in the kurdish population many believe firmly that isil is behind this and they believe that isil will continue to try to target other areas inside of turkey in the months to come. now inside the community center
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that got attacked just behind me here, people have been leaving children's toys. why children's toys? because this activist youth group that was going to try to go into kobani syria to rebuild there, they were going to take amongst other things toys for children. they were trying to rebuild, not just hospitals and medical facilities, but also the hopes of children who have been so devastated these past few months. shiulie? >> we're hearing that the turkish government says it thinks it knows who may have carried out this bombing. what are you hearing about the investigation? >> reporter: the prime said earlier today that they have identified one of the suspects involved in the attack. but they gave no further details. what they have said is that they are continuing to investigate, trying to see the links between this person they have
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identified, and any militant groups that they may be a part of,est spifficly isil. the turkish government said they are raising the security alert level here and in other parts of turkey. and one of the more interesting things we have heard today, we have heard from a lot of the members of the pro-kurdish political party they were saying that they may put up check points here tomorrow because they are concerned that there could be further infiltration, and they want to protect the community. but the turkish go also saying they are going to take any measure necessary to protect anybody who lives inside of turkey's border. shiulie? >> mohammed thanks for that. an internet video is said to show the damage caused by syrian government air strikes. at least 26 people were reportedly killed in a town near
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aleppo that is controlled by isil fighters but it's not clear who died in the strike. a group linked to isil has claimed responsibility for an attack on a mosque in yemen's capitol sana'a. it happened in an area close to a houthi rebel leaders home. seven people were killed. also in sana'a six houthis were killed in a shooting at a check point, and five others are dead after a car bomb exploded at a police station in south yemen, many have died. the rebels and their allies attacked a neighborhood on sunday. also in aden a united nations ship has arrived at the port to deliver much-needed aid. it's the first to dock since the war began four months ago. it is carrying 3,000 tons of relief supplies enough to last
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for a month. but the world food program says it can't fill the gap. local fighters and forces loyal to the government in exile seized the airport from houthi rebels last week. let's speak to mohammed hatty, who joins me via skype. good to have you with us. that was great news from yemen. some food supplies have finally arrived in aden. give us an idea of how difficult it was to get that ship into port given that aden is constantly being shelled. >> thank you. it was difficult to get the vessel to aden. it has been waiting outside aden for more than two weeks now, waiting for the right moment to come in and now this morning we felt that the conditions are suitable for that vessel to
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berth. it is carrying about 3,000 tons of food. but i would like to highlight here that also on -- on 14th of july, we managed to get food for about 27,000 people for other parts of the country, into aden but as i say, we're happy to see that is also happening in aden. >> good news as we said. however, the situation is dire isn't it? more than 40 million people are said to be food insecure that means they cannot survive without help from agencies like yours. >> that's correct. the situation is very dire. the situation is very difficult on the ground. we're having access issues. we're appealing to all sides of the conflict to give us access to reach people wherever they
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are in yemen. yemen has been -- there were many many people suffering from food needs from an ability to secure their food needs even before any crisis so you can imagine how the situation is after the crisis now. it's -- it's really a catastrophic situation for the people there. >> is it the case that you are simply unable to reach some people in some areas. because you have not only got the fighting going on between the houthis and the yemeni forces you have isil in some cases, al-qaeda fighters in some cases, as well as the air strikes going on. it must be the case that some people simply aren't seeing any help. >> well, of course people in areas where fighting is ongoing, regardless between whom and whom to us is the same. we're not concerned with the fighting or the politics we're concerned with the humanitarian situation and we're meeting with the suffering of the people
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there. so if it's fighting between one policy or the other, at the end of the day, we're concerned also about the women and children who are stranded in those areas and have not been able to secure food for -- for themselves. this is what counts at the end of the day. how many people will eat. our aim and target to make sure that nobody goes hungry in yemen, of course suspecting the humanitarian principles. we have an agenda and a mandate to reach people based on needs and pure needs. >> well we certainly wish you luck in your ongoing efforts. thank you very much indeed for speaking to us. >> thank you very much. five people have been killed during u.s.-lead air strikes in fallujah. to the east locals are still reeling from the aftereffects of the largest attack in their
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neighborhood. imran khan met people living in the area who say they have been left to fend for themselves. >> reporter: this is are where the bomb went off on friday during the eid religious festival. the islamic state of iraq and the levant quickly claimed responsibility for the explosion. mobs of angry young men in this predominantly shia muslim town have been out on the streets since the attack protesting what happened. >> translator: no one cares what happens here. our government haven't even visited here. even president obama has sent condolences. no one cares. >> reporter: their anger isn't likely to go away any time soon. they blame the sunni muslims for letting the fighters in. the people here have lost all faith in the government to defend them. they say the only people that can protect them from attacks like these are the shia
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militias. they say they are the only ones that have the power to be able to take revenge, and that's what they want. revenge against the people who perpetrated this attack. the local mayor is a man under pressure as a representative of the government anger is directed towards him. he is lying low and increased his own security. >> translator: we need more of everything to protect ourselves, more bomb-detecting equipment, more cameras, more local police and soldiers who know the area and can protect us against isil. >> reporter: members of large shia militia groups have visited the town one of them warned they will get revenge for this attack. for isil it's a big propaganda victory, which demonstrates that they can attack at will. and that has residents scared and angry. still to come on this news hour, top aid of china's former
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president is arrested accused of accepting bribes and keeping mistresses. plus we'll look at the controversial prison causing problems between the u.s. and cuba. in sport, find out if the most expensive english footballer in history got off to a winning start with his new team. ♪ the chief executive of toshiba is stepping down over a major accounting scandal. after the tech company's profits were grossly exaggerated. it's another blow to japan's corporate image. toshiba boss seen here in the middle bows out after a $1.2 billion accounting scandal. he says he is deeply sorry for mistakes made. >> translator: the responsibility lies in the
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management including myself. as a response i am stepping down from the post of ceo and president. >> reporter: independent market regulators found when they investigated the balance sheet, the company had been systematically inflating its profits for years. the findings mean toshiba will have to restate six years of profits. the japanese government says toshiba needs to clean up its account. >> translator: corrections had to be made to the securities report. we will strongly urge toshiba to provide the market with the correct information. >> reporter: the scandal is yet another blow to japan's corporate image. olympus was another embarrassment. the prime minister has proposed a series of reforms, but they are in their early stages. toshiba share prices dropped by 25% since it first disclosed
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skting irregular laities in april. it may have implications beyond the shareholders and further undermine international confidence in japanese companies. a top aid to former chinese president has been arrested and expelled from the communist party. he is to face trial accused of accepting huge bribes as well as keeping mistresses and stealing party secrets. it's part of a campaign launched by the successing president. scott heidler has more from beijing. >> reporter: he was the top aid for former president. these charges against him read almost like a soap opera, that go from everything from trading power for sex, to huge bribes. i guess it could be said the beginning of his downfall was back in 2012 when there was a high speed crash a sports
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vehicle driven by his son. his son was killed. he was with two women in the vehicle, one later died from her injuries. that was the beginning of the downfall. and again it's these pattern we have seen with the officials going through these corruption charges. first they are sidelined in their political career. the trial slowly starts to build against these individuals, and then what happens is what we saw today, that he is kicked out of the party and these charges are brought up against him. what is going to be interesting in the coming months to see how high profile this case will be. because it falls into the current president's campaign against corruption. this is something he said from the beginning that he wants to make it a top priority for his presidency. so it will be interesting to see how quickly as they can get these charges together. a new poll suggests three quarters of the united states approves of the restoration of
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diplomatic ties between the u.s. and cuba. it marks the end of more than half a century of hostilities. the u.s. secretary of state says he will visit havana in august. he even gave part of his speech in spanish. >> translator: the united states welcomes this new beginning in its relationship with the people and government of cuba. we are determined to live as good neighbors on the basis of mutual respect, and we want all of our citizens in the united states and cuba to look forward to the future with hope. cuba's foreign minister says the easing of relations will only work if all sanctions are removed. >> translator: only the lifting of the economic commercial and financial blockade which has caused so much harm and suffering to our people the return of the occupied territory in guantanamo and respect for cuba's sovereignty will end a meaning to this event today. >> as he said cuba wants
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guantanamo bay back. it has been a u.s. military base for more than a hundred years now. from washington rosiland jordan reports. >> reporter: guantanamo, a place that has become a symbol of human rights abuses. for 13 years, the u.s. naval base in cuba has held up to 780 detainees, prisoners of the so-called global war on terror. but guantanamo is also the u.s.'s only permanent overseas base in the americas. sailors and marines stationed here also respond to natural disasters. havana wants the land back. but the obama administration opposed the idea. >> no anticipation and no plan with respect to the guantanamo bay naval station in -- in -- in cuba. >> reporter: the u.s. has troops deployed all around the world, but there is only one country
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where troops are deployed against the wishes of the host government, cuba. the americans have controlled 45 square miles of land on the southeastern end since 1903 a gain from the spanish american war. the u.s. started paying rent. currently about $4,000 a year. but in the 1960s, fidel castro stopped cashing the checks and called on the americans to leave. it looks like any other base, a department store a recreation program, and other amenities for the troops and their families but on the far southeastern side stand at least three prisons which holds the men captured after the 9/11 attacks. the u.s. needs to resolve these future of these prisoners before anything can happen with the
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base. >> there are a lot of hurdles to getting this done but i think it should be considered. i think that the united nations has an historical debt it owes cuba on this front. clearly the terms of the initial agreement were unfair unbalanced at a different time in history, and i think it will factor into the normalization process, it's just not a front burner issue, it's a back burner issue. >> reporter: normalization will take time. and it's fair to assume the u.s. will try to hold on to guantanamo. but it may come down to what the cubans will ultimately accept. still to come here on al jazeera, as liberia discharges the last of its ebola patients we talk to children who lost their parents in the outbreak. plus a pioneering new medical technique, 3-d printers are making replicas of body
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parts, and we'll tell you why. in sport formula one remembers the life of driver jewels bienki. andy will be here with that story after the break. ♪ ♪
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welcome back. i'm shiulie ghosh, you are watching the al jazeera news hour. let's just remind you of your top stories. voting in burundi is about to end. the bid for reelection by president pierre nkurunziza has been marred by the death of at least one opposition supporter. voters who stayed away after months of protest. video has emerged of monday's bomb blast in southern turkey. the background of the suspected suicide bomber is being investigated. and a top aid to the former chinese president has been arrested and expelled from the
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communist party. he is to face trial for accepting bribes keeping mistresses, and stealing communist party secrets. israel's prime minister has urged the u.s. congress to reject the nuclear deal between iran and other world parties. ashton carter is in the region to reassure the prime minister. an israeli analyst who has written extensively about iran he says the israeli prime minister is highlighting the issue for his own political issues. >> reporter: if we look at the two, although they differ on how to address this issue, i have to tell you, as an iranian who lives in israel the constant threat of elimination of israel
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really created a negative image, but what really changed was the new strategy of the iranian regime to deny the holocaust. when you put those two together and the fact that iran in the past did not live up to its commitments when it secretly had two enrichment centers, that has generally created a very negative image of the iranian regime here a regime which nobody believes. it is paranoia in the state of israel? i think people have a right not trust such a regime but the prime minister is really playing politics with this issue, and really exploiting it. for years he said that iran was a [ inaudible ] regime which it isn't. and now he is saying that iran is going to make a nuclear weapon, by the major of the experts around the world and some in israel belong to be wrong. investigators are asking for
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the yasser arafat case to be dismissed. his widow filed a case in 2012 saying he had been murdered. his tomb was then exhumed. three french judges concluded their findings in april. striking minors in southern bolivia are back on the streets. they say they won't go back to work until the president ensure better conditions. >> reporter: proweeks on and protesters are pressing their demands. on monday they set off dynamite in the streets close to the presidential palace. >> translator: listen to us how are you going to forget the promises you made? >> reporter: protesters say the
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city is underdeveloped and one of the poorest in deliveria. they want roads, and international airport, and the preservation of the silver mine among other demands. >> translator: we have demands. some professionals here are minors, because there is no work but the mine. we want industry. >> reporter: moralez says 98% of the issues have been resolved. he says more than $1.8 billion has been invested in the region. and there is a plan to invest 700 million more. >> translator: 58% of mine royalties go to [ inaudible ]. it's a lot of money, but only a few profit from it. the development continues to be as it was 500 years ago. >> reporter: two thirds of the
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people in the mine-rich area continue to live in poverty. and infrastructure projects have been delayed. many have come to the capitol among them minors teachers and businessmen. they say they will stay here indefinitely until they speak with the president face-to-face. but the interior minister says he won't meet with protesters. >> translator: this is an argument to cover a political agenda. the doors are open with talks, but with state ministers. >> reporter: now with access roads blocked, the city is isolated and paralyzed. protesters say the city is running out of food medicine money, and petrol. people have been demanding changes for more than five years. they don't want to wait any longer. >> so the big question of course, how this conflict is going to get resolved.
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is there any mediation going on? >> reporter: well shiulie, the people's defender or the ombudsman and the church offered to immediate in the conflict. the protesters of the civic committee accepted the mediation as long as they spoke with the president himself. something the interior minister rejected again. but just now, a few minutes ago, the civic committee has accepted to speak with the government ministers. they sent in a letter here to the presidential palace where we are at. but they have imposed two conditions, one of which will be that the dialogue should be carried live on the official television station and the president should at the end sign the accords, and they have
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tlented the government with a three-hour deadline which ends in about two and a half hours from now, and said that the government will have to take responsibility for whatever happens if they don't -- they don't come to an agreement. shiulie. >> okay. but in the meantime it is, you know suffering a lack of supplies like food and medicine are the protest leaders going to let those supplies in? >> reporter: shiulie, the situation here is tense. there is a lack or a scarcity of food although, we have learned that there are trucks loaded with food that go to the highways and stop and then the merchants go out on to the highway, and they have to carry the food themselves. there isn't much to provide for more than a hundred thousand people that live here. so the market is closed and the people have to buy whatever they
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can get ahold of in any corner. there is also the problem with the hospitals. they are open but most of them -- the families have taken out their patients and only one hospital is running. there is a lack of medicine we're told and the banks and schools are closed. so the situation here continues to be tense. the roads have been blocked completely for two weeks now, and they may continue to be if this issue is not resolved here in la paz. >> thanks very much indeed for that. a manhunt is still on in mexico to find the world's most wanted drug lord joaquin guzman escaped from a high-security prison ten days go. some in his home state see him more as a hero than a criminal. john hullman reports. ♪ >> reporter: this area is famous for its outlaws and the bands
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that sing their praises. this latest can only be about joaquin guzman el chapo, after he tunnelled out of jail a few days ago. ♪ >> reporter: the world's most wanted drug lord will be welcomed back by many here who see him not as a dangerous criminal, but a vital pail pail -- pillar of the local economy. >> translator: it is good that he escapes, because he provides jobs and if he's not here people go hungry and the economy suffers. >> reporter: we traveled further into the hills to talk to farmers who grow marijuana for the cartel.
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they say while el chapo has been locked up the feuds and killings have intensified. >> translator: the time that he was in jail was really ugly here. rival groups began fighting among themselves. now he's back and people are going to be able to work happier. >> reporter: they call him simply the senior a testament to his prestige and power. the immense mountain range has always been a place in which he could simply disappear when the law came looking for him. and the people living in these mountains could be trusted to keep quiet. but the loyalty is mixed with fear. he is a key player in the brutal cartel war. this woman's son is among the dead. >> translator: el chapo has helped many people but we have to realize that by bringing poor and uneducated young people into
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his ranks, violence is becoming more and more common in our country. >> reporter: they prefer to sing about his audacious escape rather than his darker deeds, but there's plenty of material for both. john hullman, al jazeera, mexico. the u.n. has warned the ebola outbreak in west africa hasn't yet run its course. more than 11,000 people have died since the outbreak began in late 2013. the african union is holding a conference to discuss the ebola recovery. emma kate has more. >> reporter: like many teenagers, even when she is doing her chores she is inseparable from her mobile phone. she is grinding [ inaudible ] to go into a meal for her long extended family which lives in this one house. later as she prepares to go out,
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her older sister does her hair. but ask her about her parents, and she breaks down. her mom and dad along with at least eight other adults in the compound died from ebola last year. the sisters haven't just lost their guardians. the community has lost some of its main breadwinners. now food comes from charities and neighbors. >> translator: this isn't one of those days. chatter and laughter fills the kitchen before the family meal but behind it is grief. most of the people who died were brothers living in such a close knit unit is what made the tragedy worse, making it easier
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for them to pass the virus to one another. with more than 20 children to feed their aunt is finding it hard to cope. >> translator: thank god for the president who helps us fix our leaking roof but we still need help. we have the youngest orphan here. while people are talking about how he is the youngest survivor he is still here with no aid. in fact the children are many here. >> reporter: she says she desperately needs regular meals to be provided and wants to send as many children as she can to school. for now, they are a getting by as best as they can, on the support of an extended family circle. scientists are saying that we have had the hottest month of june since 1880. it's the forth month of the year to break temperature records.
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climate experts say 2015 is on track to be the hottest on record yet with global warm being blamed by some scientists. ireland's president said climate change deniers should be rejected. world leaders are meeting to come to a meeting on greenhouse gas reductions. >> translator: there are refugees from war, refugees who flee from terrorism, but there are equally the displayed and refugees from climate change. obliged to leave their village and to separate themselves from their families, because it's no longer to possible to live and eat. this is what is at stake in paris in december. 3-d printers revolutionizing the way all sortsover things can be copied even parts of our
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bodies. printing a heart, brain, or bones is still a long way into the future but for now medical students in australia are getting to grips with a new way of learning. >> reporter: caked in this powder is the latest innovation in 3-d printing replica body parts, designs are based on ct scans of people which are colored within a computer to create a file to be sent to a 3-d printer. it builds a block of powder in thousands of sweeps. with each sweep the printer head injects solidifying colors into a tiny proportion of the powder. as the block is lowered, a detailed limb forms within. >> we had a head -- we printed a face and a head and all of the muscles and it was rising out of the powder and it was very eerie, but very amazing. >> reporter: the parts aren't
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suitable to implant in people. that is probably still many decades away but replicas of parts can be useful for training doctors. traditionally, students learn from books, crude molded models or from parts dissected from cadavers. >> two hours a week maybe. it's great having the cadavers there to have that 3-d aspect to what you are learning in your textbooks, and with only two hours, i suppose you could argue that is a bit less than what we would ideally want. >> reporter: cadavers are rare and expensive. >> there are some cultures and origins which frown upon the dissection or interference with a dead body and i would like to think that the parts of the world where there are questions that this could fill a unique niche. >> reporter: the accuracy of these models is what makes them
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special. molded models can't get close. in time the ambition is a fully dissectible printed body part. so far there hasn't been a complete body printed. this is actually a mix of body parts based on scans of different people. a modern model frankenstein. so while this isn't the start of being able to print something that could be given life for science teaching it is a big footstep forward. coming up here on the program . . . >> to walk away from [ inaudible ] with not a scratch on you is -- it's -- it's a miracle really. >> [ inaudible ] arrived in australia after his close encounter with a great white. find out if he ever wants to get back in the water again. ♪
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♪ welcome back. now women's rights groups in india, want a ban on instant divorces by muslim men. they can divorce their wives simply by saying the word talak three times. some even use facebook or skype to do it. faiz jamil reports. >> reporter: this woman has been looking for answers. her husband who is working in saudi arabia phoned her one night and said the word talak three times. >> translator: it's no fair that men say talak and it's all over.
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it isn't right. >> reporter: islamic civil law is protected under the indian constitution. so the indian government recognizing talak even if it comes via email or text overseas. some women's groups say that needs to change. >> when you just say it abbertly, then there is no possibility of settlement and any livelihood choices options for women who are alone, single without any support system it's a single right given to men. it couldn't be worse in a patriarchal system where men can decide, choose deliver, at their own choice. >> reporter: islamic scholars differ on how talak should be practiced. some say there should be a waiting period. whatever the internation, muslim
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groups say it should be dealt with at a community level. >> we cannot say that it is bad. so it is the option of the girl and people in from the girl's side in fact that can put up the conditions that the talak will not be pronounced unless these things are taken care of. >> reporter: the law is open to interpretation which is why issues like talak are debated within the community itself. many muslim countries have banned the use of talak as a method of divorce. though a committee here has recommended abolishing it many don't believe it will go much further than that. faiz jamil, al jazeera, new delhi. it's time for the sport now. here is andy. >> thank so you much. the 18 million signing from liverpool scoring in his debut game. he is the most expensive english
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player in history, so a lot more of this will be expected. he scored just three minutes into this 2-2 draw. manchester united manager has got himself in a bit of a [ inaudible ]. he appeared to have forgotten the name of the player sitting next to him at the press conference. >> the first captain is wayne, and last year the captain was mr. mike smiling. >> chris, could i -- >> chris, sorry. [ laughter ] >> easy done. triple weird champion surf says it may be months before he gets back into any water after his close encounter with a shark during a competition in south africa. he was competing in the final
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when he had his incident with the great white. he is now back in australia and speaking on his return he says he is still unsure how he managed to escape. >> to walk away from you know, a shark attack with not a scratch on you it's like -- it's -- it's a miracle, really. you know i -- i spoke to different people. i actually had dinner with a guy who had been attacked three times. and, you know, it was just like -- yeah you don't know you just count your lucky stars and if someone is looking after us, thanks. >> reporter: the cycling team has released medical reports to end allegations of doping. the race on a rest day, the 2013 champion took on the media, saying the occasions against him are unfounded.
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>> we have caught a lot of speculation and doubts around our performances. why those same level of doubts are not being cast upon similar performances from -- on other -- from other gc contenders? why is it only us? >> jordan spieth says missing out on his third golfing major of the year is tough to accept. it was johnson who took his chance to win his first open title. stewart silvers reports. >> reporter: a delayed final day, bad weather meant this was only the second monday finish in 155 years of the open. joint leader paul dawn hoping to become the first amateur winner since 2013. but the slumped into a final round 6 over par, 78.
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but what about jordan spieth? he had already won the first two of the season. spieth started the day one stroke off of the lead but despite some impressive putting, that was exactly where he was going down 18. this birdie put to make a playoff. so the grand slam dream over but still what a year he is having. [ applause ] >> reporter: what would he give for this zach johnson birdie put also on 18. enough for the american to finish in a three-way tie for the lead with the 2010 champion, and australia's player. johnson birdied the first two
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holes, the he needed to sink this put. zach johnson at 39 years old, open champion 2015. [ cheers and applause ] >> i feel honored to be a part of this history of this game and, you know, to don my name on that trophy especially with the names before me is -- is humbling and surreal. [ applause ] >> reporter: a second major championship win for zach johnson after the 2007 masters. formula one has been paying its respects to jules bianchi in a funeral service in his hometown of nice. he died on friday from injuries sustained in a crash at last year's japanese grand prix.
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many of the driving racing alongside him were there. his racing number of 17 is being retired from f1 in his memory. >> it has been fantastic to have everybody here. and it shows how this body is unified and together and we all, today, praying for jules. more sport coming up later on. >> thanks very much indeed for that. now have a look at this. this is what earth looked like from more than a million kilometers away. nasa's new satellite has beamed back a snapshot of our planet. if you look carefully you can see the turquoise spots there are the shallow sees of the caribbean. that's the world in a nutshell here on al jazeera. thanks for watching. bye for now.
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burundi's president goes to vote in a bid for a third cycle. i'm lauren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. the world food program aid ship docks in aden. the first to reach the yemeni port in months. turkey says it identified the suicide bomber behind this attack on monday. and